Dec. 14, 2005
CHARLOTTESVILLE – Two members of the Virginia women’s soccer team will be called into the U-20 National Team training camp in January U.S. Soccer announced Tuesday. First-years Nikki Krzysik (Clifton, N.J.) and Jess Rostedt (Kent, Ohio) are among the 30 players called into the nine-day camp (Jan. 2-10) at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. in preparation for the CONCACAF U-20 World Championship Qualifying Tournament later that month in Mexico.
Rostedt was the 2005 ACC Freshman of the Year after leading the Cavaliers in scoring with 12 goals and 29 points this year. She was a first team All-Mid Atlantic Region selection and a second team All-ACC honoree. Krzysik was named to the 2005 ACC All-Freshman Team after starting all 25 games as a defender for the Cavaliers. She was third on the team with 2,130 minutes played this season while also contributing one assist.
Both players were members of the 2004 United States U-19 team that finished third at the World Championships in Thailand. Rostedt was tied for the team lead with three goals at the tournament. Krzysik started in defense for the U.S. alongside Cavalier teammate Becky Sauerbrunn (St. Louis, Mo.).
Following the camp, U-20 Head Coach Tim Schulz will name the 20 player roster that will compete at the CONCACAF qualifying tournament for the 2006 U-20 World Championships January 18-27, 2006. The tournament is hosted by Mexico with games in Cordoba and Veracruz. The top three finishers will advance to the 2006 U-20 World Championships, to be held August 17-Sept. 3 in Russia.